Food & History: November 26
1789 US President George Washington signs a proclamation declaring Thursday the 26th day of November as the first national Thanksgiving Day under the Constitution.
1832 The ‘John Mason’, the first public horse-drawn streetcar, began carrying passengers in New York City.
1867 J.B. Sutherland of Detroit receives the first US patent for a refrigerated railroad car containing 800 pounds of ice at each end.
1996 The Las Vegas Sands Hotel was ‘imploded’ to make way for the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.
2002 Verne H. Winchell dies, founder of Winchell’s Donuts in 1948, once known as the Donut King.